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The Administration on Aging envisions a State Plan on Aging serving as a comprehensive plan document, articulating:

The direction in which state long-term care reform efforts are moving.
Key strategies to address the strong desires of the rapidly growing new generation of long-term care consumers to be served in their homes and communities.
How the state will address the challenges of America’s budgetary constraints and competing priorities in today’s society.

Ideally, the State Plan should serve multiple roles or purposes. These include:

Documenting the tangible results of state long-term care reform efforts.
Translating activities, data, and outcomes into proven best practices, which can be used to leverage additional funding.
Providing a blueprint that spells out the ways the state will implement the Older Americans Act 2006 Amendments.

The key strategic principles and objectives for Older Americans Act 2006 Amendments are:

Empowering consumers to make informed decisions about their care options.
Helping those at high risk of nursing home placement, but who are not yet eligible for Medicaid, to remain in their own homes and communities through the use of flexible financing and service models, including consumer-directed models of care.
Building evidence-based prevention into our community based systems of services, and enabling older people to make behavioral changes that will reduce their risk of disease, disability, and injury.

Strengthen Your State and Local Aging Plan: A Practical Guide to Expanding the Inclusion of LGBT Older Adults

July 11, 2017

As the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adult population grows, many Aging Network providers are starting to consider their needs and incorporate their perspectives in the planning process. By making some simple changes, LGBT populations can be brought to the table as aging services and programs are designed, implemented, and evaluated. This guide… Read more »

State of the States in Aging and Disability

April 15, 2015

In 2014, the National Association of State Units on Aging and Disability surveyed state aging and disability agencies to identify the significant policy, fiscal, and operational issues occurring within each state. The survey collected detailed information about the structure of agencies, the supports provided, and the populations served by aging and disability agencies. This reports… Read more »

Technical Assistance Support Center (TASC) Planning Zone

April 16, 2015

Planning is necessary if States and Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) are to succeed in developing comprehensive and coordinated systems of long-term supports for older Americans and persons with disabilities and their families. The TASC Planning Zone is a one-stop source for state and local planning, designed specifically to support the development of comprehensive State… Read more »